You may have heard that a proton is made from three quarks. Indeed here are several pages that say so. This is a lie — a white lie, but a big one. In fact there are zillions of gluons, antiquarks, and quarks in a proton. The standard shorthand, “the proton is made from two up quarks and one down quark”, is really a statement that the proton has two more up quarks than up antiquarks, and one more down quark than down antiquarks. To make the glib shorthand correct you need to add the phrase “plus zillions of gluons and zillions of quark-antiquark pairs.” Without this phrase, one’s view of the proton is so simplistic that it is not possible to understand the LHC at all.—Matt Strassler, What’s a Proton, Anyway? (via thesummerofmark)
why did egyptians shave their heads regularly
to be more pharohdynamic
actually it was because they didn’t want to get ticks and fleas because you know “i’m royal and an itchy scalp and diseases are beneath me” was a thing, even the woman did it they all just wore wigs
no it was to be more pharohdynamic
i lost 3 followers for this shit
Every time I picture this in my head, I laugh.
oh my god, no don’t bring this back! it was a moment of weakness, STAHP
I’m not sorry. If I was ever to meet Jensen, I would give him a framed picture of this. It is the best picture on this blog.
stop reblogging this
I was tagged by lyrecqe.
1. Always post the rules
2. Answer the questions from the person who tagged you and make 11 new ones.
11 some people and link them to this post.
4. Let them know you’ve tagged them.
1. Favorite show?
Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles. There are MANY more shows I love, but most include episodes/seasons I refuse to watch and accept as reality due to character deaths. T:TSCC is 2 seasons of perfection and badassery.
2. Favorite band/artist?
Currently, Sister Machine Gun, but this changes frequently.
3. Favorite comfort food/drink?
4. Favorite character?
Samantha Carter; there’s no one I’d rather be when I grow up. (Except for Jadzia Dax or Cameron…)
5. Favorite author/poem?
Scott Westerfeld. If you’ve never read The Risen Empire and The Killing of Worlds you’re missing out on amazing scifi.
6. A life goal/dream you have?
To become a terminator. Or drive the entirety of highway 101.
7. Best way to de-stress?
Watch Rocky Horror.
8. Mountains or beach?
9. One subject/topic that always fires you up (fired up can be positive or negative).
10. Best childhood memory.
Reading Nancy Drew books with my dad.
11. If money were not an issue and you had all you needed to live comfortably for the rest of your life, what would you do with your time?
Research the Russian history of the Space Race and research cryptids.
1) What’s your favorite monster?
2) Most ridiculous thing you’re afraid of?
3) Season/event on a show you REFUSE to accept as canon?
4) Favorite color (in hexadecimal)?
5) Favorite genre?
6) Funniest picture on your computer?
7) Stripper name (first pet’s name + first street you lived on)?
8) Least favorite flavor of gum?
9) Most crack-tastic fanfic you’ve ever read? (Yes, you should include a link if possible.)
10) Is it bugging you that I have omitted the words “what is your/the” from every question but the first?
11) Favorite podcast?
Tags (but you don’t have to do it if you don’t want to do it): darkdemandingchild itspronounceddeathsteel lyrecqe 67tardisimpala stuff-repository
(AKA the only people I’m pretty sure I’ve ever talked to on tumblr.)
Just take the blame, you’ll get used to it.
Yeah, but half the time, it’s really Jack and he just finds a way to blame Daniel….
I don’t know. Daniel was the one who answered a question in Russian about being Russian spies in 1969. He knew that was a mistake the moment it came out of his mouth. And he was kind of responsible for the Ori finding out about the Milky Way. What I mean by kind of is Vala was partly to blame for that too.
True. Of course, now that I think about it, Jack just gets HIMSELF in trouble… and Daniel brings mayhem upon everyone. :-)
Daniel also almost blew up Russia… Twice.
lacy underwear makes me feel powerful and unstoppable
#please date #like if I get nothing else out of this show#please let Sheriff Stilinski and Melissa McCall date #actually let that be how we learn his name #all episode she talks about going out with X dude #and Scott’s like #lol dat’s cool mom #and then up shows the sheriff #and he’s like wha #and she’s like dude what is your problem I told you I was going with him #and scott just sort of says after the door closes and he’s alone in the house #I never knew his first name (via nynaeves)
31 Flavors, drawn in PS.
From the quote, “Thirty-one flavors of bottom-dwelling nasties,” which was Dean’s description of Purgatory.
"We live in a world where losing your phone is more dramatic than losing your virginity"
Um ok but I don’t recall my virginity having 16 GB of memory with all my contacts, music, photos, calendars, and apps or costing over $200.
my phone is an expensive and important material object and not a useless social construct put in place to shame and commodify women
Plus I remember where I lost my virginity.
boys unbuckling their belts is the hottest thing in the world tbh
i read this as “seat belts” and i was like “no stay safe”
i apologise in advance i couldn’t figure out what to write but demon!dean/cas interactions are my fav so i tried my best
(also. sorry about demon!dean being a douchebag.)
i hate when people say “you’ve barely touched your food” like what do you want me to do stroke it
So done with all of you.